[Ads-l] "keehotik"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 27 10:07:06 EDT 2017


I think it was that comet that was going to crash into the earth back in
the '70s.

JL

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:48 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> Isn't that some town in New Jersey?
>
> Joel
>
>       From: Dave Hause <dwhause at CABLEMO.NET>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:41 PM
>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Neither, nor, both
>
> I wonder if it is quixotic of me to want to pronounce that word "keehotik"?
> Dave Hause
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurence Horn
> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:10 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Neither, nor, both
>
> > On Mar 26, 2017, at 6:01 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at SIUE.EDU> wrote:
> >
> > Sighted in an online conversation, apparently from a northern Englander:
> >
> > "Contrary to what Gerry Adams said, he was neither a terrorist nor a
> > freedom fighter - he was both."
> >
> > (The reference is to the late Martin McGuinness.)
> >
>
> As someone who has claimed in print (in a 1985 paper and a subsequent book)
> that it’s possible to say “Maggie isn’t EITHER patriotic OR quixotic—she’s
> both” but that it’s *not* possible to say “Maggie is neither patriotic nor
> quixotic—she’s both”, a claim that would, I fear, extend from feisty iron
> ladies to members of the IRA/Sinn Fein.  All I can say is ouch.  And, I
> guess, thanks for the datum.
>
> LH
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